These websites are useful for current and background information on Nigeria and related topics.
Cultivate an attitude of skepticism when it comes to web-based content. If you have any doubt whatsoever about the reliability of any given website, clear it with your instructor or check with a librarian before you use it in your paper.
Here is what Wikipedia itself has to say about using Wikipedia for academic research:
".... citation of Wikipedia in research papers may be considered unacceptable, because Wikipedia is not considered a credible or authoritative source. This is especially true considering anyone can edit the information given at any time.
Follow two simple rules:
1) Do your research properly. Remember that any encyclopedia is a starting point for research, not an ending point.
2) Use your judgment. Remember that all sources have to be evaluated."
For more on what Wikipedia says about Wikipedia and academic research, see:
You may also want to use the new Cite Unseen widget, which scrolls through citations in Wikipedia articles and inserts icons denoting the type/reliability of each source listed.
Proprietary Video Platforms (Vimeo or YouTube)
There are several well-known proprietary web platforms exclusively hosting video, including Vimeo and YouTube. Since these platforms host a wide variety of content with limited restrictions, you should be careful to select video from a reputable source.
Open Source & Museum/Archives/Government Video
There are also open source and institutional video collections available online. These resources are typically free to use but may have either Creative Commons license restrictions attached, or may be under copyright but available for educational use. Be careful to use appropriately and to verify sources. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Monmouth University Library resources include streaming video databases. To locate these, view Databases A-Z list and search "Video."
In addition, many Monmouth University text-based databases include video. To locate video in these:
Use these sites for information on post-colonialism and related terminology.